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Titus Davis reaches over an Akron defender to catch a pass in CMU's victory over the Zips.
Game Notes: Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan
The Matchup: Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan

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• Central Michigan will play its first road game in more than a month on Saturday when it visits Eastern Michigan.
• The in-state MAC match-up will be the Chippewas second rivalry game after facing Western Michigan last week in Mount Pleasant.
• Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti.
• The Chippewas will be aiming to rebound from a 42-31 home loss to Western Michigan while the Eagles are coming off a 45-14 defeat to Ohio.

• Central Michigan has more wins against Eastern Michigan than any other school in program history (55) but will be looking to avenge a 35-28 loss to the Eagles last season in Mount Pleasant.
• CMU is 55-28-6 all-time versus EMU in a rivalry that dates back 110 years to 1902.
• The Chippewas and the Eagles have split the last 10 games, with CMU taking the last meeting in Ypsilanti, a decisive 52-14 victory in 2010.

• Zurlon Tipton, who has posted three straight 100-yard plus rushing games, is just 17 yards shy of reaching 1,000 yards in a season for the first time in his career.
• Tipton’s 983 rushing yards are the most by a CMU running back since Ontario Sneed had 1,065 in 2005 and the most by a CMU player since quarterback Dan LeFevour totaled 1,122 in 2007.
• Titus Davis has caught at least one touchdown pass in six of the last seven games and has posted 100-yard receiving efforts in three of the last five.
• Davis’ 20.8 yards per catch average is tops among the nation’s 100 leading receivers.
• Ryan Radcliff is 111 yards shy of breaking into the top 10 on the CMU single season total yardage charts for the third time in his career.

• Sophomore wide receiver Titus Davis accounted for 41 percent of Central Michigan’s 506 total yards of offense versus Western Michigan, catching 10 passes for a career-high 208 yards and one touchdown.
• Davis’ 208 receiving yards was the second highest total in the nation in week 10 and ranks third all-time in the CMU record book for single game efforts.
• Seven of his career-best tying 10 receptions went for first downs and registered double-digit gains of yardage.
• His 58-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was his eighth scoring catch of the season, equaling his total from his freshman season and tying him for sixth in the CMU record book.
• Davis’ 16 touchdowns in just 21 collegiate games also ties him for sixth all-time in program history.
• With a team-high 831 yards through nine games, he needs just 40 yards to break into the top 10 of the CMU single season receiving yards list.
• Of the approximately 100 players listed in the three major receiving statistical categories (total receiving yards, receiving yards per game, and reception per game) by the NCAA, Davis ranks No. 1 in the nation with a 20.8 yards per catch average.

• Junior punter Richie Hogan was recognized with MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career for his standout performance versus Western Michigan.
• Hogan averaged 52.7 yards per punt against WMU, including a career-long 74-yard boot in the second quarter that pinned the Broncos at their own three-yard line.
• His booming kick led directly to the Chippewas’ first touchdown of the game, as three plays later linebacker Shamari Benton intercepted a Tyler Van Tubbergen pass, setting up a Zurlon Tipton one-yard touchdown run.
• Hogan also had a 49-yard punt that was downed at the two-yard line and a 35-yarder that forced a fair catch.
• Hogan is averaging 40.4 yards per punt this season, placing eight kicks inside the 20-yard line.
• Hogan was also nationally lauded for his efforts versus WMU, receiving College Football Performance Awards’ Punter Performer of the Week honorable mention recognition.

• Eastern Michigan’s 2012 record stands at 1-8, including an 0-5 mark in MAC play, entering this weekend’s rivalry game with CMU.
• The Eagles, whose lone win thus far this season was a 48-38 victory over Army on October 20, are coming off a Thursday night 45-14 road loss to Ohio.
• Helming the EMU offense is redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Benz, who has thrown for 1,235 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions in six starts.
• Senior tight end Garrett Hoskins is the Eagles’ top receiver, catching 32 passes for 491 yards and three touchdowns.
• Sophomore running back Bronson Hill powers the EMU ground game.
• Hill, who averages 7.3 yards per rush, has had some big performances in his first season as a starter, running for 283 yards versus Toledo and 185 against Army.
• The Eastern Michigan defense allows an average of 38.3 points and 302.6 rushing yards per game.
• Senior linebacker Justin Cudworth is EMU’s top tackler with 73 total stops while senior defensive end Kalonji Kashama has a team-best three sacks.
• Sophomore defensive back Pudge Cotton leads the Eagles in solo tackles (30) and interceptions (2).

CMU Head Coach Dan Enos

Enos Enters Third Season as CMU Head Coach
• Dan Enos is the 26th head coach in CMU history and the ninth since the start of the 1950 season.
• The Chippewas’ 33-0 win over Hampton in the 2009 season opener made Enos the first Chippewa head coach since Herb Deromedi to win his debut. Deromedi, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, defeated Kent State, 41-0, in his debut in 1978.
• Enos guided the Chippewas to a 48-41 home win over eventual MAC champion Northern Illinois in 2012. Central Michigan is the last team to defeat NIU, which owns the nation’s longest winning streak at nine games.
• Enos returns all but one member from his 2011 coaching staff. Former Chippewa player and coach Mose Rison returns to Mount Pleasant to lead the wide receivers corps.

Central Michigan News and Notes
• Central Michigan ranks No. 1 in the MAC in red zone offense (14th nationally), converting on 26-of-29 trips inside the 20-yard line (89.9%).
• The Chippewas have scored 17 touchdowns (10 run, 7 pass) and are 9-for-9 on field goal attempts inside the red zone.
• CMU also continues to be ranked No. 1 in the conference in penalties, totaling 37 through nine games.
• Individually, sophomore receiver Titus Davis is first among the MAC’s top pass catchers with a 20.8 yards per reception average.
• Junior Zurlon Tipton is ranked No. 1 in the MAC in average yards per rush (6.2) among running backs with more than 100 attempts and in rushing touchdowns by a running back (12) and third in scoring, averaging 8.7 points per game.
• Freshman Saylor Lavallii is third in the MAC in kick returns, averaging 25.8 yards per return.
• Junior linebacker Justin Cherocci ranks first in the conference in assisted tackles (68) and tied for third in total tackles (96).

• Oscar Ford was a four-year letterwinner for the Chippewas, playing on the 1988, 1990, 1991, and 1992 teams.
• A native of Inkster, Mich. and graduate of Lutheran West High School, Ford wore jersey No. 1 for the Chippewas.
• A two-year starter at cornerback, he also spent some time at wide receiver for legendary head coach Herb Deromedi.
• Ford was a part of the 1990 team that won a MAC Championship and played in the California Raisin Bowl, the first ever Division I bowl game for CMU, and was a member of the 1991 squad that lost just once.
• Appearing in 36 games, Ford finished his standout career with 110 total tackles, including 62 solos, eight passes defended, and three interceptions.

• Junior running back Zurlon Tipton rushed his way into the Central Michigan football records books with career highs in yards (243), attempts (37), and touchdowns (3) to help lead the Chippewas past Akron, 35-14, on October 27.
• Tipton’s 243-yard effort is tied for eighth all-time on CMU’s single game rushing list and makes him the first Chippewa to break the 200-yard barrier on the ground since 2010 when Paris Cotton ran for 207 versus Eastern Michigan.
• Tipton started the game fast, taking a hand off on CMU’s second play from scrimmage and racing down the sideline for a career-long 72-yard touchdown.
• He would go on to add scoring runs from five and six yards out to equal his career high of three touchdowns set earlier this year in the win over Southeast Missouri State.
• Tipton also far surpassed his previous career best of 180 rushing yards and over doubled his prior single game high in attempts (18).
• Tipton earned MAC West Offensive Player of the Week honors for the first time in career for his workhorse effort versus Akron.

• Senior receiver Cody Wilson leads CMU with 55 receptions and ranks eighth in the conference in receptions per game (6.1).
• Wilson has recorded four 100-yard receiving games, tied for first in the MAC.
• With 211 receptions and 2,533 yards receiving for his career, he ranks third and fifth, respectively, in the CMU record book.
• Wilson has caught at least one pass in 38 consecutive games, the third longest active streak in the nation.
• Consecutive games with at least one reception list:
1. Conner Vernon, Duke 45
2. Lanear Sampson, Baylor 40
3. Cody Wilson, Central Michigan 38

• Redshirt sophomore linebacker Justin Cherocci and redshirt junior linebacker Shamari Benton have made their presence felt on the defense in 2012.
• Cherocci has led CMU in tackles in six of nine games, including the first three of the season, and notched a team-high six double-digit tackle games thus far this season.
• Cherocci leads CMU with 96 total tackles and is ranked first in the MAC and the nation in assisted tackles (68).
• Benton has come on of late, establishing himself as CMU’s leading tackler for a stretch of four straight games.
• Benton is second on the team with 84 total tackles and 31 solos and ranks tied for third in the MAC with two fumble recoveries.
• Cherocci and Benton rank No. 3 (tied) and No. 9 in the MAC, respectively, in total tackles.

• Central Michigan recently announced the addition of Ohio State to the 2016 non-conference schedule, setting up the first ever meeting between the Chippewas and the Buckeyes.
• The game will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at historic Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
• Central Michigan’s 2016 non-conference schedule also features a home match-up with UNLV and a road game versus Oklahoma State.
• Ohio State is the fourth Big Ten opponent on future CMU schedules, joining Michigan, Purdue, and Michigan State.
• The Chippewas will open the 2013 season versus the Wolverines, travel to meet Purdue in West Lafayette in 2014, and will face Michigan State in East Lansing in 2015 and 2018.
• Earlier this season, Central Michigan earned its fifth win in program history over a Big Ten school, knocking off Iowa, 32-31, in Iowa City.

• Senior kicker David Harman booted a career-long 47-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to lift Central Michigan to a thrilling, come-from-behind 32-31 win over Iowa at Kinnick Stadium last weekend.
• The kick completed an epic rally that saw the Chippewas score nine points in the game’s final 45 seconds.
• The win was CMU’s first over a Big Ten opponent since September 12, 2009 when the Chippewas similarly used a last second field goal to knock off instate rival Michigan State 29-27 in East Lansing.
• Sophomore wide receiver Titus Davis (5-74) scored two touchdowns in a game for the fourth time in his young career while wide receiver Cody Wilson had a game-high eight catches for 105 yards.
• Quarterback Ryan Radcliff completed 74% of the his passes, throwing for a season-high 283 yards.
• Harman was perfect on the day, going 4-for-4 on field goals and 2-for-2 on PATs.

• Senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff and senior kicker David Harman were recognized with MAC West Player of the Week honors for their standout efforts in the Chippewas’ thrilling, come-from-behind 32-31 road win over Iowa.
• Radcliff was named MAC West Co-Offensive Player of the Week while Harman earned Special Teams Player of the Week accolades.
• Radcliff completed 26-of-35 (74%) of his passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions versus the Hawkeyes.
• He started the game red hot, completing his first eight passes, and finished with a flurry, engineering a late fourth quarter scoring drive that covered 64 yards in just 1:33.
• Radcliff found receiver Titus Davis with a 13-yard touchdown strike with 45 seconds remaining to pull CMU within two points and then, after the Chippewas recovered an onside kick, guided the offense into position for Harman to boot the winning field goal.
• Harman was 4-for-4 on field goals, including nailing a career-long 47-yarder with three seconds left to complete a last minute CMU rally.
• In blustery Kinnick Stadium conditions, which featured winds in the 20 mph range, he also converted on attempts of 33, 25, and 20 yards and was 2-for-2 on PATs.
• Harman set the stage for his last second heroics, executing a perfect onside kick that was recovered by CMU with under a minute left to play and the Chippewas down by two points.
• Harman was also nationally recognized for his performance, receiving College Football Performance Awards’ Specialist Performer of the Week and Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week” honors.

• The September 8th Clash at Kelly/Shorts between CMU and in-state rival Michigan State set a new stadium attendance record.
• An enthusiastic crowd numbering 35,127 turned out for the historic meeting, which featured the Spartans’ first-ever visit to Mount Pleasant.
• The seating capacity at Kelly/Shorts Stadium was increased prior to the 2012 season with the addition of bleachers to the student section (2,450) and the installation of suites (180) on the east concourse, both of which will remain in place throughout the 2012 season.
• Previously, the largest crowd inside Kelly/Shorts Stadium was 30,302, set on October 18, 2008, a 38-28 win over Western Michigan.
• The top 10 Kelly/Shorts Stadium crowds:

1. 35,127 Sept. 8, 2012 MSU 41, CMU 7
2. 30,302 Oct. 18, 2008 CMU 38, WMU 28
3. 30,027 Nov. 10 2006 CMU 31, WMU 7
4. 29,822 Oct. 24, 1998 CMU 26, WMU 24
5. 29,732 Sept. 18, 1982 BGSU 34, CMU 30
6. 29,321 Oct. 30, 1982 CMU 42, Ohio 18
7. 28,547 Oct. 17, 1982 CMU 18, WMU 18
8. 28,463 Sept. 22, 1984 CMU 38, WMU 19
9. 27,895 Oct. 8, 1994 CMU 35, WMU 28
10. 27,813 Oct. 11, 1986 CMU 18, WMU 10

• CMU’s roster contains more players who hail from the state of Michigan than any other Division I program in the state, featuring 68.
• Michigan State ranks second with 50 followed by Michigan (38), Eastern Michigan (35), and Western Michigan (28).

• Senior wide receiver Cody Wilson has been named one of 117 student-athletes nominated for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.
• The award is one of football’s most prestigious off-the-field honors and recognizes a select group of college football players committed to making a difference in their communities.
• Award recipients represent the sport’s finest in terms of character and leadership in the community.
• Along with collaborating with his teammates on several community service initiatives, Wilson has spent two spring breaks volunteering at various locations through mission trips organized by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
• He was part of a group that volunteered at inner-city shelters and churches in Atlanta in 2010, and, in 2011, traveled to Lakeland, Fla. as part of the FCA contingent.
• Through eight games, Wilson leads CMU in receptions (55) and is second in receiving yards (644) and receiving yards per game (71.6).
• He is currently ranked third on the CMU career receptions list (211) and in fifth place on the CMU receiving yards list (2,533).
• Wilson is also a Wuerffel Trophy nominee, an award presented by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

• For just the third time in the modern era, Central Michigan will play seven homes games during the 2012 season.
• CMU opens the season with back-to-back home games for the first time since 2002 when the Chippewas hosted Sam Houston State and Wyoming in weeks one and two.
• CMU has two Big Ten opponents on the schedule for the first time since the 2008 season when the Chippewas went on the road to face Purdue and Indiana.
• The 2012 season marks the 15th consecutive year the Chippewas have played at least one Big Ten opponent.
• CMU hosts a Big Ten opponent this year (Michigan State) in Kelly/Shorts Stadium for the first time since Indiana visited Mount Pleasant in 2005.
• CMU will play UMass for the first time in program history in 2012. This season is the Minutemen’s first at the FBS level and first as a member of the Mid-American Conference.
• CMU plays three straight road games (at Iowa, Northern Illinois, and Toledo) followed by four consecutive home contests (Navy, Ball State, Akron, and Western Michigan).

• Senior Jahleel Addae has been named to the Preseason Watch List for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation’s best defensive back in college football.
• Addae currently ranks fourth on the team in solo tackles (23) and fourth in total tackles (52) and has recorded 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, a team-high two interceptions, and four pass break-ups.
• Addae tied for the Mid-American Conference lead with four interceptions in 2011, ranked eighth in tackles per game (8.9) and ninth in total tackles (107).
• He recorded 10-plus tackles in five games, including a career-high 18 versus Northern Illinois – a game in which he also had two interceptions and forced a fumble in a victory over the eventual MAC champion Huskies.
• Addae was named a First Team All-MAC selection while also being selected to Phil Steele’s All-MAC first team in 2011.

• With three games remaining left to play in his senior season, Ryan Radcliff is ranked second in school history in passing yards (9,086), completions (748), passing attempts (1,242), touchdown passes (58), total offense (8,921), and 300-yard passing games (14).
• In 2012, Radcliff has thrown for 2,337 yards with 16 touchdowns.
• In 2011, he ranked in the top 20 nationally in passing yards for the second straight season, and in eight MAC games last season, he threw for a league-high 2,491 yards (311.4 ypg) and tied for the MAC lead with 19 touchdown passes.

• CMU’s starting five offensive linemen include three seniors who have combined for 86 career starts: Darren Keyton (32), Eric Fisher (30), and Mike Repovz (24).
• Senior right tackle Jake Olson, who has missed the last seven games with an injury, has 26 careers starts to his credit.
• Sophomore Andy Phillips started five games in his freshman season of 2011 and all nine games this year.
• Redshirt freshman center Nick Beamish, who has also been in the starting line-up for all nine games of 2012, will be a mainstay in the middle of the CMU line for the next three-plus years.

• Sophomore cornerback Jason Wilson had a memorable first career interception, picking off Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook and taking it back 55-yards for a touchdown.
• The fourth quarter interception for a score was the longest by a CMU player since Avery Cunningham returned a pick 63 yards for a touchdown versus Bowling Green on October 30, 2010.
• Wilson recorded his first collegiate interception and touchdown in just his second game at the cornerback position.
• Wilson player wide receiver as a freshman, catching nine passes for 106 yards.

• In the 38-27 season opening win over Southeast Missouri State, Central Michigan rushed for 324 yards, its highest total since 2009 when it compiled 326 versus Akron.
• The Chippewas’ rushing attack was led by junior Zurlon Tipton, who ran for a career-high 180 yards on 17 carries.
• Sophomore Anthony Garland added 102 yards on the ground, giving CMU two 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since 1999.

• According to the Lou Groza Award committee, Central Michigan’s David Harman was the first FBS kicker to make a field goal in the 2012 season.
• The senior’s 24-yard field goal at the 8:53 mark of the first quarter provided the Chippewas with a 3-0 lead over Southeast Missouri State.
• After that kick, Harman made five consecutive field goals, including a career-long 47-yard game winner in CMU’s 32-31 road upset of Iowa on Sept. 22 before missing a 42-yarder in the loss to Northern Illinois.
• Through six games, Harman has connected on 8-of-9 field goals and is perfect on PATs, connecting on 17-of-17 attempts.

• Striving to not only challenge the team but provide Chippewas fans with exciting games to attend and view, CMU has secured series with top-quality non-conference opponents from the ACC, Big 12, and Mountain West Conference.
• Coming to Mount Pleasant in the coming years will be North Carolina State (2014), Oklahoma State (2015), UNLV (2016), and Kansas (2018).
• The Chippewas will also take on North Carolina State (2013), UNLV (2013), Kansas (2014, 2017), and Oklahoma State (2016, 2018) on the road.

• Nine Central Michigan football games will be broadcast nationally in 2012.
• Contests versus Southeast Missouri State (Aug. 30), at Northern Illinois (Sept. 29), at Toledo (Oct. 6), and against Ball State (Oct. 20) and Western Michigan (Nov. 30) will be streamed online on ESPN3.
• The Clash at Kelly/Shorts with Michigan State on September 8 was aired on ESPNU while CMU’s game versus Navy on October 12 will be shown on ESPN2.
• The regular season finale at MAC newcomer UMass on November 23 will either be streamed on or broadcast on ESPNU.
• Since the start of the 2007 season, CMU is 21-18 in 39 appearances on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Plus, ESPN Regional, ESPN3).
• The Chippewas made their fourth all-time appearance on the Big Ten Network on September 22 when it faced Iowa at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.
• CMU is 2-2 on the BTN, topping Indiana, 37-34, in 2008 and Iowa, 32-31, in 2012 while falling to Purdue (32-25) in 2008 and to Northwestern in (30-25) in 2010.

• Eight uniform combinations, including all-black and all-gold uniforms, for the 2012 Central Michigan football season were recently unveiled.
• Designed by adidas, the new uniform line features four outfits with the same color jersey and pants - black, gold, maroon and white - and four additional combinations created from mixing and matching the gold, maroon and white items.
• Also revealed along with the black uniform is a new black helmet with a matte finish and a tapering maroon and gold stripe down the middle.
• The maroon helmet will continue to be worn with the other seven combinations.
• A different jersey combination will we worn for each home game; no one outside the locker room will know what it is until warm-ups.

• As voted on by the players, senior defensive back Jahleel Addae, senior defensive lineman Joe Kinville, and senior wide receiver Cody Wilson will serve as Central Michigan’s captains for the 2012 season.

• Senior safety Jahleel Addae is the younger brother of former West Virginia defensive back Jahmile Addae.
• Sophomore linebacker Justin Cherocci posted the top two single-season tackles totals in school history during his career at Brother Rice High School. He made 193 tackles as a junior in 2008 and 220 as a senior in 2009.
• Junior kicker Connor Gagnon is the son of of Gary Gagnon, an assistant professor of marketing and hospitality services administration at CMU.
• Junior running back Tim Phillips was a state champion powerlifter at Trinity High School in Louisville, Ky.
• Senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff was drafted by the Colorado Rockies as a catcher in the 34th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.
• Junior tight end A.J. Westendorp completed 26-of-33 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 108 yards on 19 carries in the 2008 Division 4 state championship game for Holland Christian High School, setting Michigan state championship game records for completions (26), passing yards (318) and total offense (426).
• Senior receiver Cody Wilson, a Second Team Academic All-American in 2011, is the son of Dave Wilson, who has been the team chaplain for the Detroit Lions for more than 20 years.

• Mose Rison, a 1978 graduate of CMU and member of the Chippewas’ 1974 national championship team, returns to Mount Pleasant to coach the receivers in 2012.
• Rison previously spent eight seasons (1981-88) as a member of the Chippewas’ coaching staff.

• Seven former Chippewas currently reside on NFL rosters: linebacker Nick Bellore (New York Jets), wide receiver Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), defensive back Josh Gordy (Indianapolis Colts), defensive end Cullen Jenkins (Philadelphia Eagles), offensive lineman Joe Staley (San Francisco 49ers) and linebacker Frank Zombo (Green Bay Packers).
• Zombo, who spent the first nine weeks of the 2012 season on the Physically Unable to Perform List, was recently added to the Packers’ active roster and will be eligible to play when Green Bay visits Detroit on November 18.
• Defensive back Vince Agnew is a member of the Dallas Cowboys practice’ squad.
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• Central Michigan will return to Mount Pleasant next weekend, hosting Miami (Ohio) in the Chippewas final home game of the 2012 season.
• Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.
• Nineteen seniors who will play their final game in Kelly/Shorts Stadium will be honored on Senior Day.
• CMU possesses a 10-12-1 record in its all-time series with the RedHawks, including a 27-20 home loss for the Chippewas’ in the teams’ last meeting in 2010.
• Miami, which is coming off a 27-24 road loss to Buffalo, hosts Kent State in Oxford before visiting Mount Pleasant.